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Police departments equip, train and sometimes dress like soldiers – at what cost?

Police departments equip, train and sometimes dress like soldiers – at what cost?

Police departments are failing to prioritize and train police officers in de-escalation strategies. This must change.

"When the government equips police departments like they’re equipping the military, we undermine healthy relationships between the police and the community. We don’t train them to deëscalate" - Bryan Stevenson@IChotiner  @eji_org  #GeorgeFloyd 

It’s heartbreaking. I pray for the families and the loved ones they’ve unnecessarily lost. Can police departments EVERYWHERE please train their personnel accordingly. This is crazy. #BlackLivesMatter  #GeorgeFloyd  #GeorgeFloydWasMurderedWasMurdered 

It went live Sunday and soon Baltimore Police command says, the way city officers train for use of force should serve as an example for departments around the country.

Mon Valley police departments will train together for active shooter scenario

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As one of the largest and oldest police departments in the USA, we hope for the best, but train for the worst. Staying prepared used to mean being ready for situations that couldn't be taught, but that's all changing thanks to VR. For more see below ⬇️

Minnesota is one of 34 states that doesn't require police departments to train officers in de-escalation

Police departments must replace shoot-to-kill as the only response tactic and train officers in conflict resolution. #BlackLivesMatter 

The military equipment gravy train is ending for local police departments:

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Justice Department launching $20M program to help police departments buy, train to use body cameras.

At least 500 local police departments train officers on using chokeholds: @nytimes 

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